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  1. Hi guys. I've also been looking at safety options. I'm considering a type of plastic 'gun' which is loaded with two pepper spray type bullets, which can be more effective from say 10m. It's called the Guardian Angel 2. Apparently much more potent than spray, as it results in a gel substance spraying open once it hits a person. Yes there are pro's and cons. Have any of you used this? Gimmick or effective? Any feedback appreciated.
  2. Thanks all for very quick and useful feedback. The Topeak versamount seems like a great cheap solution; just hope it's long enough for a thickish square tube and as long as it's made from rubber or has a rubber backing, might just work. BUT.... the Lyne Holy Rail seems to be the way to go. Think I'll visit their shop in Woodstock. Thanks again guys; appreciated .
  3. Hi guys. I'm looking to buy a particular hybrid bike, to be used for long rides as well. Trouble is, it only has one bottle cage holder. I'd like to mount a 2nd bottle cage (for a small bottle if a large won't fit), but there are no screws/holes in the frame. The vertical seattube is squareish. The only screws there are, are for the front derailleur... I'm hesitant to try squeeze a cage in there as it might impact on the setup of the gears. It's an aluxx frame. 1) I'd prefer not trying to drill holes. 2) Don't want triathlon seat mounted bottle holders. 3) No to camelback. Please see the attached pics of the same model bike. If anyone has any creative ideas, or is aware of a particular bracket I could use (which won't damage frame), your ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Try this club in Edgemead. http://www.citycyclingclub.co.za/
  5. Thanks. I'm CPT based though and would prefer to first see/inspect what I'm going to buy.
  6. Hi guys. What do you think about the Dark Horse 36mm or the Salt wheelset from CW cycles? Both under R20k. I'm also considering a new set of wheels... my weight is 80kg.
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k7ZJijIt-4 Hi guys. With a long week-end coming up, here's quite a cool movie on the topic. Scary stuff, this sugar is. Enjoy.
  8. Thanks - might also try this. Googled it and I think it's called '8-trek' and available at Clicks.
  9. Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll try find this buchu gel, and if not cleared by Friday might go to the Doc to lance it. If I can manage to 'pad/sponge it', it I might try a short ride tomorrow.
  10. Hi Guys - rather started a new specific thread. I've searched the prior threads and can't find anything definitive, though some scary comments on the net about infected saddle sores which could be fatal. I've got my first saddle sore - which is basically like a blood blister/boil. It does not seem infected, as just dark red. It's swollen/painful and I cannot ride. My question is - do I pop/lance it, or just wait it out for it to hopefully repair itself? It's been 4 days with only marginal improvement. I'm concerned that opening it might invite infection, though leaving it might contain the ''stuff' which might need to be removed? If anyone has experienced similar, please could you share how you treated it. Need to get back on the road. Lastly, it is worth a trip to the doctor? Thanks.
  11. Hi Guys - I've searched the prior threads and can't find anything definitive, though some scary comments on the net about infected saddle sores which could be fatal. I've got my first saddle sore - which is basically like a blood blister/boil. It does not seem infected, as just dark red. It's swollen/painful and I cannot ride. My question is - do I pop/lance it, or just wait it out for it to hopefully repair itself? It's been 4 days with only marginal improvement. If anyone has experienced similar, please could you share how you treated it. Need to get back on the road. Lastly, it is worth a trip to the doctor? Thanks.
  12. https://www.cwcycles.co.za/product/vittoria-rubino-foldable-tyre How about these - 25c - good to have a spare set.
  13. Yeah. He could at least have posted a clip of the final two climbs. The start is boring.
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIPFZdCQVZ8 I see someone posted this on YouTube.
  15. Hi Mike Here are details of a club that has weekly rides. Details are posted weekly, for the upcoming week-end. http://www.citycyclingclub.co.za/ Hope you come right.
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